Skip to comments.Herman Cain: Iím the Koch brothersí brother from another mother (Watch Video)
Posted on 11/05/2011 2:45:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Via Mediaite, the perfect ending to a week his campaign spent trying to warn people about resisting media narratives. Even if he were guilty of harassment, I think this soundbite would still annoy the left more.
Here’s the Times article he mentions, which is boring yet useful as a preview of Democratic messaging in case Cain does somehow win the nomination. He, Mark Block, and a few other campaign advisors have been affiliated with Americans for Prosperity over the years (this clip comes from today’s AFP American Dream Summit), so Obama and the DNC have at least three talking points right off the bat. In order from dumbest/laziest to least dumb and lazy: (1) Cain knows and likes two prominent members of the one percent and, well, that’s just ain’t right; (2) if he’s tapped into AFP, Cain’s not nearly as much of an “outsider” as he’d have you believe (the NYT helpfully includes this point overtly in its article lest the reader miss it); and (3) Cain’s inexperience will lead him to be dominated by special interests like “the Kochtopus” (but unlike labor!) if he’s elected president. Frankly, if all they want to do is energize liberals, they don’t even need to bother with talking points. All they have to do is mention “the Koch brothers” in the same sentence as Cain and let the Pavlovian fear and loathing work its magic on the progressive base. We all need an evil billionaire Soros-ian supervillain to fuel our political narratives, my friends. Here’s Cain having fun by embracing the left’s Lex Luthor.
Cain poking the libs again!
There is an interesting fact that is not being commented on to my knowledge. The fact that Herman is one of the greatest public speakers any of us have ever seen. Romney is not that, nor is Newt or Perry. Those three are able to present as fairly appealing when speaking but Cain has the charisma thing. This is NOT sitting well with Axelrod.
How much can the Koch Brothers legally contribute to a campaign?
They don't have to "mention" anything, they just have to show the video. And if Cain is the nominee they will, over and over again.
I think it’s 10K. But they can always start a PAC and spend unlimted amounts on “issue” ads, which are really campaign ads that don’t mention the candidate by name.
Actually, my link (post) is a different artice under the saame name. I apologize.
Cain might want to walk that comment back. The media is probably right now delving into the history of the Koch brothers family.
They going to do that anyway. Quaking in fear of the Progressives is why the GOPbot club always get’s it’s butt handed to them in politics. They are so busy preemptively surrendering they forget to ever fight the Left on anything.
They going to do that anyway. Quaking in fear of the Progressives is why the GOPbot club always gets its butt handed to them in politics. They are so busy preemptively surrendering they forget to ever fight the Left on anything.
I. Love. It.
May God guide our course.... and keep our sense of humor intact ; }
Every single MSNBC host crapped their Depends when they saw that clip. Cain is brilliant, but the beltway RINOS just can’t figure that out.
The RAT media has been smearing the Koch brothers for years, trying to make them the equivalent of Soros. It’s a typical communist tactic to accuse your opponents of the same crimes you commit, but it only works on willing believers.
I heard the Koch brothers got a 5 figure sexual harrassment settlement against Cain because he kept mispronouncing their last name....
It has nothing to do with the likes of Soros.
Romney, and the other liberal republican losers would agree with this.
They would recommend he walk back the comment, then they would criticize him for doing it.
Continue standing up for free enterprise Herman!!!
Why is it that the RAT media seems to get their hit pieces on Hot Air ?
I want to see Herman Cain win the White House. I want to see Leftist heads explode from the extreme anger. More fun than Gallagher doing Sledge-O-Matic. More fun than a GWAR show.
This guy Tommy Christopher is a first class jerk.
It has everything to do with Soros. The left is trying to make the Koch brothers the equivalent of their moneyman, Soros.
I imagine the present day Koch brothers are decent folks, but their family background in the 20s and 30s is interesting to say the least.
Why? Because the father of today’s Koch brothers built oil cracking plants in the USSR in the 20’s and 30’d after the big US oil companies tried to sue him out of business and he couldn’t use his new process in the US? Or because he came to despise communism after seeing the Soviet system first hand? You’re really reaching for a way to attack Cain if you have to resort to calling the Koch brothers commies. Sounds like a smear Rick Perry would make.
I know nothing about their affinity with communism, if indeed there was an affinity. I was referring to reported/alleged ties with Germany.
I thought the Bushes were the Nazis. The whole thing sounds like another RAT smear to me.
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